Bargaining Committee Elections

CSSW Bargaining Committee elections will take place December 14-18, 2020

Join the Zoom Info Session about voting on Friday, December 11 at 4:30 p.m. - Check your email/text messages for the meeting link!

In light of COVID-19 restrictions, Contracted Support Service Workers will be electing their Bargaining Committee electronically rather than in person. Voting will begin on December 14th at 9:00 a.m.

Here are your CSSW Bargaining Committee candidates (by bargaining unit)

The nominees for CSSW Bargaining Committee are listed below under their respective bargaining units. There are 11 separate collective agreements/bargaining units in the CSSW Bargaining Committee. Members can vote in their bargaining unit/collective agreement.

Each bargaining unit is allotted a certain number of positions on the Bargaining Committee. Within the bargaining unit, sites/geographical areas are allotted a certain number of positions.

Alternates: Candidates with highest number of votes after site/geographic area positions have been filled will be selected as alternates, regardless of site/geographic area.

Acclaimed: When there is an equal number of candidates for the position(s) available, the position(s) will be acclaimed.

Acciona candidates - 3 positions

Questions about voting for the Acciona Bargaining Committee can be directed to: HEU staff organizers: Anne Bull, (604) 219-5156 or Ronnie Nicolasora, (604) 456-7019; or Nominating Committee representative: Generoso Pardillo, (250) 891-8254

Royal Jubilee Hospital (3 positions)

Michael Asmunt (Royal Jubilee Hospital)

Annie Beauchamp (Royal Jubilee Hospital)

Lori Dunahee (Royal Jubilee Hospital)

Linda Waite (Royal Jubilee Hospital)

Alternates (2 positions)

Download the Acciona Bargaining Committee Election Notice

Aramark candidates - 4 positions

Questions about the Bargaining Committee election process for Aramark members can be directed to: HEU staff organizers: Victor Porter (604) 788-9417 and Harjeet Dhami (604) 312-2361; or Nominating Committee representative: Michelle Chubey, (778) 840-0554, michellechubey@hotmail.com

Burnaby Hospital (1 position)

Noeme Balancio (Burnaby Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

Eagle Ridge Hospital (1 position)

Karen Pelletier (Eagle Ridge Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

Royal Columbian Hospital (1 position)

Karen Matychuk (Royal Columbian Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

Surrey Memorial - Critical Care Tower (1 position)

Judy Gicho (Surrey Memorial - Critical Care Tower)

Pardeep Lamba (Surrey Memorial - Critical Care Tower)

Alternates (3 positions)

Download the Aramark Bargaining Committee Election Notice

Compass PHSA - 3 positions

Questions about Bargaining Committee voting for Compass PHSA members can be directed to: HEU staff organizer: Precy Miguel (604) 209-9806; or Nominating Committee representative: Peter Kwok Ming Lee, (604) 355-1239

Children's and Women's Hospital (2 positions)

Mohinder Bahia (Children's and Women's Hospital) - My name is Mohinder Bahia and I have bean working at Children's Hospital since 2003 in the OR. I enjoy my work and all the people who are part of my team. I am committed to making our work environment better and ensuring we are heard. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.

Mohinder Bahia

Dharampal Boparai (Children's and Women's Hospital) - Hello, my name is Dharampal Boparai (Rampy). I am currently working as a cook at the Children’s Hospital under Morrison. I am an active, responsible member of the union and a shop steward. I will continue to do my best to keep a safe and respected work space.

Dharampal Boparai

Mary Lyn Diana (Children's and Women's Hospital)

Lerma Diapera (Children's and Women's Hospital) - My name is Lerma Diapera. I work as a Housekeeper at BC Children's &Womens Hospital under Compass. I’ve been a shop steward since 2008; involved in our local executive for 3 years as Vice Chair and Chairperson; involved in the Health And Safety Committee since 2009; a first aider since 2006; and I’ve been involved four times in the Bargaining Committee.
Lerma Diapera

Annie Geronimo (Children's and Women's Hospital)

Kalvinder Phull (Children's and Women's Hospital)

Maritess Ronquillo (Children's and Women's Hospital) - My name is Maria Teresa (Maritess) Ronquillo under Compass PHSA local. I was the Vice-Chairman a few years ago and I was part of the HEU Bargaining Committee in our last contract. I am also an active Shop Steward in the C&W kitchen under Morrison. I will ensure that our members’ interests are protected and I will also be aware of their priorities and concerns.  I am willing to fight for our rights and fairness.

Maritess Ronquillo

Baljeet Sihota (Children's and Women's Hospital)

Vancouver Cancer Centre (1 position)

Rose Ravina (Vancouver Cancer Centre) - ACCLAIMED

Alternates (2 positions)

Download the Compass PHSA Bargaining Committee Election Notice

Compass VCHA/PHC candidates - 7 positions

Questions about voting for the Compass VCHA/PHC Bargaining Committee can be directed to: HEU staff organizer: Precy Miguel (604) 209-9806; or Nominating Committee representative: Jenny Frigillana, (778) 862-3315

Sunshine Coast (1 position)

Includes: Shorncliffe Care Home, Sumac Place, Sechelt Hospital & Totem Lodge, Powell River General Hospital (including Evergreen Extended Care & Willingdon Creek Village)

Kathy Christ (Sumac Place) - ACCLAIMED - My name is Kathy Christ and I have been an activist with HEU since 2012. I have held the position of treasurer within our Local and I am currently the Chair. I also am an OH&S representative, and Chief Shop Steward for Compass located in Sechelt. I also sit on our local Labor Council.

Kathy Christ

North Shore (1 position)

Includes: Lion’s Gate Hospital (including Evergreen House), Kiwanis Care Centre, Cedarview Lodge, Margaret Fulton Centre, West Vancouver Community Health Centre, Squamish General Hospital (including Hilltop House), Whistler Health Care Centre, Pemberton Health Centre

Sara Alami (Lion's Gate Hospital) - My name is Sara Dina Alami, I am a Canadian Citizen of Persian Decent from Afghanistan. I have been living in Canada for 25 years. I have been working at the Lionsgate Hospital for 6 years in housekeeping. I am very social, approachable and understanding. I would like to be part of the Bargaining Committee, as a representative I would like to learn more about the rights under the collective agreement for the members.

Sara Alami
Sara Alami

Nunila Venzuela (Lion's Gate Hospital)

Richmond (1 position)

Richmond Lion’s Manor - Bridgeport, Richmond Bridge House, Richmond Hospital, Minoru Residence, Richmond Day Care

Sahro Ibrahim (Richmond Hospital) - My name is Sahro Ismail Ibrahim. I'm working for Crothall healthcare as a Housekeeper. I’ve been in this job since March 2020. I'm happy to be part of team, and also to be part of HEU. I'm really happy to participate everything. I’m friendly, honest and hard working. I fulfill my responsibilities and work respectfully with everyone.

Sahro Ibrahim

Pal Jatt (Richmond Hospital)

Kulwant Sekhon (Richmond Hospital) - I have joined bargaining committee as a shop steward to provide support to members navigating challenging workplace issues and to represent members in their dealings with management. I’m committed to creating opportunities to build relationships with members and activists, and learn about what you need and want from your union.

Kulwant Sekhon

Mushtaq Mahamed (Minoru Residence)

South Vancouver (1 position)

Includes: Holy Family Hospital, St. Vincent’s Langara, St. Vincent’s Youville Residence, Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dogwood Lodge, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, George Pearson Centre

Leroy Sutherland (G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre) - ACCLAIMED

St. Paul's Hospital (1 position)

Steven Jeffers (St. Paul’s Hospital) - Steven Jeffers brings a solid foundation of coordination, negotiation, and logistics experience from 20 years in the transportation industries. His recent transition into health care at the early stages of this horrible pandemic was with the hopes of being on the frontline where even the smallest contribution can be the greatest.

Steven Jeffers

Rosanne Maranan (St. Paul’s Hospital)

Vancouver Hospital (1 position)

Clarissa Hicap (Vancouver Hospital) - I’m Clarissa Hicap. I’m a Compass Housekeeper and Sodexo Dietary Aide. I was also a Secretary in Aramark VGH local 2012-2014, Compass VGH Chairman 2015, Shop Steward 2015 -2020 Occupational Health and Safety Committee 2015-2020, Convention Delegate Nov 2017, Shop Steward at Seven Shining Stars, VGH Sodexo in 2020, and an HEU Activist since Aramark and Compass VGH Local.

Clarissa Hicap

Arlyne Manalo (Vancouver Hospital) - My name is Arlyne Manalo a Housekeeper in Crothall/Compass/VGH. I joined HEU in 2015 and became a Shop Steward for our local. I was elected Asst. Secretary and Asst. Treasurer from 2015 to 2019 for our local. I volunteered as a speaker in an open forum between Health Care Authority and HEU regarding problems facing by contracted workers. I attended the most recent HEU Convention as a delegate.

Arlyne Manalo

Damian Reyno (Vancouver Hospital)

UBC Hospital (1 position)

Myrna Rebolledo (University of British Columbia Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

Alternates (4 positions)

Download a Compass VCHA/PHC Bargaining Committee election notice

Compass VIHA candidates - 4 positions

Download the Compass VIHA Bargaining Committee election notice

Questions about voting for the Compass VIHA Bargaining Committee can be directed to: HEU staff organizers: Anne Bull, (604) 219-5156 or Ronnie Nicolasora, (604) 456-7019; or Nominating Committee representative: Jasbir Virk, jvirk2011@hotmail.com

Royal Jubilee Hospital (1 position)

No candidate

Victoria General Hospital (1 position)

Robert MacPhee (Victoria General Hospital) - I have worked over 11 years at Victoria General Hospital in housekeeping. I have seen many managers and supervisors come and go. Compass had some good ones, and bad ones, but I can see that their time is coming to an end. And VIHA in-house is inevitable. I will negotiate as best I can with either group to get what we need and deserve.

Robert MacPhee

Sukhpal (Raj) Walia (Victoria General Hospital) - I am Sukhpal (RAJ) Walia, working at Victoria General Hospital for the last 9 years in housekeeping. I worked for bargaining 2016 and was a member of the Union trustee. I love to take part actively and strongly in every phase. It's time again to take active part in the union to UNITED TOGETHER!

 Sukhpal Walia

Larrina Town (Victoria General Hospital) - I am a long time housekeeper who is committed to making sure your voice is heard. I am committed to doing everything possible to ensure we not only receive a fair deal, but the wages and respect we have been demanding for for years. I am committed to YOU.

Larrina Town

Cowichan District Hospital (1 position)

Manpreet Bains (Cowichan District Hospital)

Parminder Bajwa (Cowichan District Hospital)

Juanita Phillips (Cowichan District Hospital) - My name is Juanita Phillips. I am a housekeeper @ Cowichan District Hospital. I will have been here 9 Years this coming January. I believe in being a team player & work very hard. I feel everyone should be heard with any values they may have in the work place. Respect everyone & always be safe!

Nanaimo Regional Hospital (1 position)

Katharine Buchanan (Nanaimo Regional Hospital)

Janet Fajardo (Nanaimo Regional Hospital)

Sarah Mercer (Nanaimo Regional Hospital)

Ellen Vannatter (Nanaimo Regional Hospital) - Hello, my name is Ellen Vannatter. I am a shop steward, and was a chair for our local 1221. I would be honored to be a nominated to fight for HEU housekeeping. We deserve higher wage and to be felt like we are important, alongside other staff. Thank you so much.

Alternates (3 positions)

Marquise (Compass) FHA - 3 positions

Download the Marquise (Compass) FHA Bargaining Committee election notice

Questions about voting for the Marquise (Compass) FHA Bargaining Committee can be directed to: HEU staff organizers: Victor Porter (604) 788-9417 and Harjeet Dhami (604) 312-2361; or Nominating Committee representative: Shirley Zeeman, (250) 878-9136, shirleythechef68@gmail.com

Fraser Canyon Hospital - Cottage Worthington (1 position)

Sarah Bent

Carie Girvin

Mission Memorial Hospital (2 positions)

Satinder Gill - ACCLAIMED

Barbara Schmidt - ACCLAIMED

Alternates (2 positions)

Marquise (Compass) VIHA - 3 positions

Download the Marquise (Compass) VIHA Bargaining Committee election notice

Questions about voting for Marquise (Compass) VIHA Bargaining Committee can be directed to: HEU staff organizer: Anne Bull, (604) 219-5156; or Nominating Committee representative: Stephen Jenkinson, (778) 351-3491, stephenjenkinson7@gmail.com

Saanich Peninsula Hospital (1 position)

Elaine Andrew

Mark Cowperthwaite

Aberdeen Hospital, Glengarry Hospital and Queen Alexandra Hospital (1 position)

Nirmal Kang (Glengarry Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

Gorge Road Hospital & Priory Hospital (1 position)

Lisa Willman (Gorge Road Hospital) -  My name is Lisa Willman and I live in Victoria BC. I have been working for Compass Canada for 17 years. I work at Gorge Road Hospital, washing and labelling ersidents clothes. I also have been a Shop Steward for 10 years and have bargained for the last 2 collective agreements.

Lisa Willman

Jennifer Crane (Priory Hospital)

Glenys Morrison (Priory Hospital) - Hi, I've been a kitchen worker at Priory Hospital for 15 years. I am a shop steward, first aid attendant, and on the Occupational Health and Safety Team. I was a part of the last bargaining sessions in Burnaby. I learned a lot during the time we spent together, working towards a better collective agreement. Listening to the staff and what they want is important to all the people on the team, I hope to achieve more this go around.

Glenys Morrison

Alternates (2 positions)

Sodexo Abbotsford Regional Hospital & Cancer Centre - 3 positions

Download the Sodexo ARHCC Bargaining Committee election notice

Questions about the nomination process can be directed to: HEU staff organizers: Victor Porter (604) 788-9417 and Harjeet Dhami (604) 312-2361; or Nominating Committee representative: Tracey Lee Manweiler, shopstewardtracey101@gmail.com

Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre (3 positions)

Karla Ardon (Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre) - My name is Karla. I work at Help Desk for the Abbotsford Regional Hospital where I'm always kept busy! I love to laugh, to bake and to spend time with my dog. I'm always wishing I was at a warm beach. Also, I am a person who likes to see the positive in everything but I also try to stay as grounded as possible. Balance is key!

Karla Ardon

Elaine Bysouth (Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre)

Diane Kleckner (Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre) - I am Diane Kleckner I have worked at ARHCC since July 2012. I have been a shop steward for 6 years, on OHS committee for 5 years, on labour management committee for 4 years. I have been vice-chair for 2 years on union executive. I was on the committee during last round of bargaining.

Diane Kleckner

Becky Nusca (Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre)

Karen Rohs (Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre)

Michelle Stefaniuk (Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre)

Tracy Tracey (Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre)

Alternates (2 positions)

Sodexo FHA - 3 positions

Download the Sodexo FHA Bargaining Committee election poster

Questions about the nomination process can be directed to: HEU staff organizers: Victor Porter (604) 788-9417 and Harjeet Dhami (604) 312-2361; or Nominating Committee representative: Helen Singh, helensingh8@gmail.com

Surrey Memorial Hospital (1 position)

Karamjit Rai (Surrey Memorial Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

Chilliwack General Hospital (1 position)

Mary-Jean Belanger (Chilliwack General Hospital)

Sam Best (Chilliwack General Hospital)

Bonnie Taylor (Chilliwack General Hospital) - My name is Bonnie Taylor and I have been with Sodexo for 11yrs. Standing with my fellow members in  making sure that their rights and safety are being met. I was acting Chairperson for several years as well as shop steward. I am very passionate about equal opportunities for all and fairness . I would be pleased to represent my brothers and sisters during bargaining, bringing forward all the issues members would like to be addressed. United  we stand.

Bonnie Taylor

Queen’s Park Care Centre, Fellburn Care Centre, Carelife-Fleetwood & Czorny (1 position)

Frances (Faranisese) Luisa (Queen’s Park Care Centre) - ACCLAIMED

Alternates (2 positions)

Sodexo German Canadian Care Home - 2 positions

Download a Sodexo (German Canadian) Bargaining Committee election notice

Questions about voting for the Sodexo (German Canadian) Bargaining Committee can be directed to: HEU Staff Organizer: Precy Miguel (604) 209-9806; or Nominating Committee representative: Nonalyn Pascual, (778) 952-8851

Sodexo German Canadian Care Home (2 positions)

Virginia Huezo - ACCLAIMED

Manjit KondolaACCLAIMED

Manjit Kondola

There will be no Alternates for this Bargaining Committee.

Sodexo VCHA - 7 positions

Download the Sodexo VCHA Bargaining Committee election notice

Questions about the nomination process can be directed to: HEU Staff Organizer: Precy Miguel (604) 209-9806; or
Nominating Committee representative: Wen Tang, (778) 706-1292

Sunshine Coast (1 position)

Includes: Shorncliffe Care Home, Sechelt Hospital & Totem Lodge, Powell River General Hospital & Willingdon Creek Village)

Barbara Werk (Shorncliffe Care Centre) - ACCLAIMED

North Shore (1 position)

Includes: Lion’s Gate Hospital, Kiwanis Care Centre, Cedarview Lodge, Squamish General Hospital (including Hilltop House)

Paula Mann (Lion’s Gate Hospital) - ACCLAIMED - Paula Mann iam employee at LGH. Iam chairperson for my local for 14 years also iam chief shopsteward. I have been elected to the Bargaining committee for the last 3 time. Thanks for the support ♥️♥️

Paula Mann

Richmond (1 position)

Includes: Richmond Lion’s Manor - Bridgeport, Richmond Hospital, Minoru Residence

Mary Grace McSavaney (Richmond Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

South Vancouver (1 position)

Includes: Holy Family Hospital, St. Vincent’s Langara, St. Vincent’s Youville Residence, Mount St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dogwood Lodge, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

Jatinder Chahal (Holy Family Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

St. Paul’s Hospital (1 position)

Brandon Houston (St. Paul’s Hospital) - Brandon Houston is a shop steward and sits on the executive for the local 7 shining stars. He has a liberal arts diploma for capilno university and a creative writing diploma from SFU. He is a community activist on housing rights.Working closely with members of CCAP on the Crab Park tent city and was on of the 48 whom were arrested standing in solidarity with indigenous leadership and other allies. Brandon is currently working with the VDLC Housing Action Team. He wants nothing more than to be of service to the members of HEU

Brandon Houston

Cheryl Morden (St. Paul’s Hospital)

Ratna Tithh (St. Paul’s Hospital) - I am a Chief Shop Steward at St. Paul's Hospital - Sodexo and an executive officer of my local (Seven Shining Stars). I have experience being in the last round of bargaining. I would like to fight for the rights of our members and to achieve a fair CBA for all of us.Thank you for your support.

Ratna Tithh

 

Vancouver Hospital (1 Position)

Cora Mojica (Vancouver Hospital) - ACCLAIMED - Dietary aide at VGH, Shop Steward, OH&S Committee member. Secretary/Treasurer and Chairperson. Ethnic Diversity Standing committee member, DEI Working Group member, CUPE National Rainbow. Bargaining committee 3X in a row.  I am running to be a bargaining committee to fight for our rights, health & safety at work, have a clear language of CBA, and get better benefits and wages for all workers. Hope I can count on your support. Thank you.

Cora Mojica

UBC Hospital (1 position)

Dorothy Doe (UBC Hospital) - ACCLAIMED

Alternates (4 positions)

Nomination Committee Appointment (October 2020)

A Nomination Committee made up of representatives from each bargaining unit was appointed to oversee the nomination and election of the Bargaining Committee.

Bargaining Committee Nominations (November 16-27)

The nomination period for Bargaining Committee elections was November 16-27, 2020. All eligible nominees were asked to accept or decline their nomination by December 4, 2020.

More information about Bargaining Committee roles and responsibilities

Bargaining Committee Elections (December 14-18)

The Bargaining Committee elections will take place online from December 14-18, 2020, through Simply Voting, an online election platform. CSSW members will be sent voting information by email or text.

In order to vote in this online election, CSSW member should ensure that HEU has their updated email or textable number to receive: https://www.heu.org/change-contact-information

Who can you vote for

There are 11 separate collective agreements/bargaining units in the CSSW Bargaining Committee. Members can vote in their bargaining unit/collective agreement.

Do you work for different private contractors at other sites?

You may be covered by different HEU collective agreements because you work for more than one private contractor in a health facility. In this case, you’re allowed to vote in each Bargaining Committee election.

For example, if you work for both Compass VCHA and Sodexo VCHA in two different jobs, you can vote for the Compass VCHA/PHC Bargaining Committee and the Sodexo VCHA Bargaining Committee.